How to Repair Aging Hands and Make Your Hands Look Younger
Host 1: Well, we've all heard about facelifts, but what about hand lifts? It's apparently a growing trend among those in the anti-aging crowd.
Host 2: Yes, especially among older brides, or maybe wedding party moms who know that pictures of their rings and their hands will be around forever.
Host 2: At an age that we won't disclose, MaryBeth Strayer is a newlywed. She has a beautiful ring, but her hands that day-
MaryBeth Strayer: I felt that they looked very aged and wrinkled.
Host 2: Now, her daughter's getting married, and knowing that she'll be greeting guests and taking pictures-
MaryBeth Strayer: I want to feel young and youthful looking, and a beautiful mother of the bride.
Dr. Sherry Ingraham: Hi, how are you?
MaryBeth Strayer: Dr. Sherry Ingraham says that patients ask all the time how to make their hands look younger. Her answer, a hand lift.
Dr. Sherry Ingraham: So, a hand lift is when we inject a substance such as Radiesse, which is the only FDA approved filler for the hands, under the tissue. And what this does is it acts like that collagen that's been lost over time.
Host 2: Strayer decided to try it.
MaryBeth Strayer: I'm thrilled with the results. I think they look fantastic, and knowing that I'm going to be in so many photos, it's going to be great.
Host 2: In the very next room, Melissa Shannon wants the same results for a different reason.
Melissa Shannon: I've had little kids make comments about my veins that you can see there. And I was like, "Oh, my God." Never paid attention to it before, and now, when I notice people, I look at people and see that we're about the same age, I catch myself looking at their hands. And I was like, "Ah, my hands do look bad." They do age you.
Dr. Sherry Ingraham: So, we're going to do each hand, and we're going to place it between the tendons.
Dr. Sherry Ingraham: The great thing about this procedure, instant gratification. You can literally look at one hand while it's being treated and the other one before it's treated, and see a difference.
Host 2: Dr. Ingraham says the results can last a year, and the Radiesse will actually stimulate collagen production over time.
Melissa Shannon: I love it. I mean, you can see the change, complete change. You can see that. So, when I look down at my hands, I don't see all those skeletal bones and the veins. It's just so much more youthful. I love it. It doesn't hurt. It's absolutely painless, and instant results. Can you see?
Host 2: All right, now, this treatment is not cheap. Dr. Ingraham says it depends on the patient, but the cost can start around a thousand dollars. If you're interested, we have posted more information on our website. Just go to ABC13.com.